Booklist Review for Highway Patrol Officers
This entry in the Police: Search and Rescue series focuses on the rescuing side of things. It intersperses brief looks at police academy training and specialized vehicles and equipment, such as the Stokes basket, with accounts of actual rescues performed by named patrol officers. These dramatic feats range from the expected (airlifting a fallen hiker to a hospital, saving a couple from a burning car) to the strange (chasing off a cougar stalking a hiker, rescuing an abandoned Chihuahua from a highway divider). Color photos show both men and women posing in uniform, as well as some of the rescue gear they use, while the back matter offers leads for readers on the hunt for more information about the skills and training of these rescuers, or the people they save.